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Argentina has a lot to offer for your Familiarisation trip & more.
Being the first time in Argentina for many of us on this trip, it’s safe to say we were blown away with this truly unique and dynamic destination. From the vibrant neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires to the breath-taking backdrop of the vineyards in Mendoza, Argentina delighted in so many ways from the beginning to the end of our trip.
FAM Trip Goals – completed!
Argentina has a rich history with a strong Spanish and Italian heritage which can be seen through its culture, architecture and cuisine. We hoped to experience the best of Argentina, and oh boy we did! Visiting the eclectic neighborhoods such as Palermo and Boca in Buenos Aires, the city that really never sleeps, we had the pleasure of a true immersion into the cities culture. Bright colourful buildings in
Boca and the boho setting and stunning street art in Palermo, these streets are an instagrammers dream. An unforgettable stay in Buenos Aires isn’t complete without a visit some of the cities Speakeasy bars and nightclubs. The swelling speakeasy scene in Argentina’s capital continues to grow, inspired by the drinking clubs of the 1920s, today’s speakeasy bars offer delicious cocktails an array of music differing from their traditional jazz roots and an atmosphere that encompasses the spirit of the South American City.
You cannot however leave the neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires without experiencing the spirited Tango dancing the region is so famous for. Evolving from the dance halls of the 1880’s, Tango is one of the most influential and famous dances of modern history and after you have had your first Tango lesson, you could argue – the most fun! Tango lessons are available across the city and great fun! So, if you and your group think you have rhythm this cannot be missed. Or however, if you would rather sit back with a glass of wine and watch the professionals you can see the best Tango show in town at Rojo Tango at the renowned Faena Hotel, a night to get lost in the spirit of Tango!
Particularly known for its meat Argentina is unparalled in its offering of steak, combined with its famous Malbec red wine of course! The choice and standard of cuisine is divine and we were lucky enough to taste a whole variety of local dishes from Empanadas, a staple in Argentinian street food, to Alfajores a soft crumbly cookie sandwich packed with “dulce de leche” – delicious!
Some Highlights you must visit
Once you have explored all that Buenos Aires has to offer, a short flight of less than 2 hours west is highly recommended to visit the heart of Argentinian wine country – Mendoza! An array of wineries or bodegas as they are locally known, are set at the foot of The Andes mountains providing a spectacular back drop as well as exquisite wine. The magical setting of Nieto Senetiner allowed us to be immersed in the laid-back culture of Mendoza, whilst enjoying lunch with each course complimented with a unique wine pairing. The city of Mendoza although only a short distance away, has a more relaxed vibe than the hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires. The vineyards and wine lodges offer a chance to reset and unwind all while enjoying some of the worlds’ best wines. Mainly famous for its Malbec, Mendoza is also home to many new blends such as the Cabernet Franc – only available in Argentina, allowing for a truly unique experience of the region. If the great outdoors is what you seek then Mendoza is the perfect location, with white water rafting, ziplining and horse-back riding only some of the activities available. We were lucky enough to experience white water rafting along the Mendoza River – this is certainly an exercise for team bonding, and allows for an excellent perspective of The Andes as you float between rapids – even for those who aren’t thrill seekers this is an experience that cannot be missed as the breath taking scenery makes the rowing all worth while!
You can find a variety of hotels across both Buenos Aires and Mendoza. Whilst in Buenos Aires we resided at the Park Hyatt Duhau Palace, a stunning building transformed from an old palace into a luxurious 165 room hotel and venue.
However, there are other hotels available in excellent locations such as the Four Seasons, Sofitel and The Hilton – if you’re after something completely out of the norm Faena Hotel Buenos Aires an eclectic, colorful, exciting hotel that’s been voted one of the top 5 hotels in Argentina by Conde Nast readers. In Mendoza we stayed in the Sheraton, with an excellent location near bars and restaurants. The Sheraton also boasts the highest venue in Mendoza allowing for views across the city, the perfect backdrop to any event day or night.
We have so much more to share on what Argentina has to offer. The experiences available are endless and with some of the most unique venue settings, it offers great value for money in not only hotels but incentive activities and memorable dining experiences across all regions making it suitable for the demands of any group looking to visit.
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